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Re: stuff in ~/bin won't run

Mike Castle wrote: 

> On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 8:33 AM, JoeHill <joehill@teksavvy.com> wrote:
> > The funny thing is, I already have this in my .bash_profile:
> >
> >  # set PATH so it includes user's private bin if it exists
> > if [ -d ~/bin ] ; then
> >    PATH=~/bin:"${PATH}"
> > fi  
> I don't think .bash_profile gets sourced when you log in via an
> XDM/GDM type session. (After all, when would it, since you don't
> really have a login shell.)
> Personally, I have it in my .bashrc, though that has it's own set of
> drawbacks.
> If you do some searches about debian and sourcing login shells and
> gdm, you'll find more than enough reading material to keep you busy
> for hours.

Or, I could just set it up the way I always used to have it, no GDM (goddamned
display manager?), just a text-mode login.

I used to have an option for 'automatically start X when computer boots', which
I would disable. What is the 'Debian Way' for this? ;)


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